Author: Orange Judd Publishing Company, Inc. (New York)
A Book of Reference for the Various Departments of Human Knowledge, Including Agriculture, Astronomy, Architecture, the Various Arts and Sciences, Biography, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, History, Horticulture, Literature, Mechanics, Medicine, Mythology, Physiology, Natural History, and Many Others, Together with a Special Agricultural Supplement ...
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Author: Everit Brown
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Comprehending the Cultivation of Plants, the Husbandry of the Domestic Animals, and the Economy of the Farm; Together with a Variety of Information which Will be Found Important to the Farmer
Author: Francis S. Wiggins
From 1840 to 1900, midwestern Americans experienced firsthand the profound economic, cultural, and structural changes that transformed the nation from a premodern, agrarian state to one that was urban, industrial, and economically interdependent. Midwestern commercial farmers found themselves at the heart of these changes. Their actions and reactions led to the formation of a distinctive and particularly democratic consumer ethos, which is still being played out today. By focusing on the consumer behavior of midwestern farmers, Sowing the American Dream provides illustrative examples of how Americans came to terms with the economic and ideological changes that swirled around them. From the formation of the Grange to the advent of mail-order catalogs, the buying patterns of rural midwesterners set the stage for the coming century. Carefully documenting the rise and fall of the powerful purchasing cooperatives, David Blanke explains the shifting trends in collective consumerism, which ultimately resulted in a significant change in the way that midwestern consumers pursued their own regional identity, community, and independence.
How Consumer Culture Took Root in the Rural Midwest
Author: David Blanke
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Contains over a thousand long-standing household tips, covering such aspects as cleaning, decorating, repair and maintenance, holiday celebrations, health, beauty and body care, pet care, houseplants, and kitchen and flower gardening.
1,001 Quick Fixes, Crazy Potions & Can't-Miss Cures for Home & Garden
Author: Yankee Books
""Richard Allen's 1850 work is a comprehensive introduction to American agriculture for the practical farmer. This volume is bound together with Joel Barlow's famous agricultural poem """"The Hasty-Pudding, a poem in Three Cantos"""" and with """"A Memoir on Maize or Indian Corn,"""" compiled by D.J. Browne.""
Author: Richard Lamb Allen,Joel Barlow,Daniel Jay Browne
Publisher: Applewood Books
Three decades after the Civil War-amidst a resurgent patriotic fervor, a new Christian Awakening and an enveloping modernization promising heretofore unimagined heights of prosperity and well-being-a new generation of Americans in rural Nelson and Washington Counties, Kentucky, were experiencing what Lincoln in their fathers' war had promised: a new birth of freedom. Before them they saw the ancient vision of Zion, America as the new Promised Land, the Christian Republic, the Shining City on a Hill, shedding its light of prosperity and freedom on all. Their destiny and calling, they had no doubt, was to secure liberty and its blessings for themselves and posterity. This was the Vision and the hope that united them as a people and as a crusading army at home and abroad, inspiring a multitude of social and political reforms and drawing them into the Great War of 1914-1918. It is this story that Visions of Zion tells-of dreams that united and divided, that lifted up and brought low-a story of a drive for everlasting peace that led to war and that finally ends with the collapse of Zion and fading of all those wondrous dreams of a better world.
Christianity, Modernization and the American Pursuit of Liberty Progressivism in Rural Nelson and Washington Counties Kentucky
Author: J. Larry Hood
Publisher: University Press of America
Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Rural and Domestic Affairs ...
Author: Francis S. Wiggins,James Pedder,Josiah Tatum
Food expert and celebrated food historian Andrew F. Smith recounts in delicious detail the creation of contemporary American cuisine. The diet of the modern American wasn't always as corporate, conglomerated, and corn-rich as it is today, and the style of American cooking, along with the ingredients that compose it, has never been fixed. With a cast of characters including bold inventors, savvy restaurateurs, ruthless advertisers, mad scientists, adventurous entrepreneurs, celebrity chefs, and relentless health nuts, Smith pins down the truly crackerjack history behind the way America eats. Smith's story opens with early America, an agriculturally independent nation where most citizens grew and consumed their own food. Over the next two hundred years, however, Americans would cultivate an entirely different approach to crops and consumption. Advances in food processing, transportation, regulation, nutrition, and science introduced highly complex and mechanized methods of production. The proliferation of cookbooks, cooking shows, and professionally designed kitchens made meals more commercially, politically, and culturally potent. To better understand these trends, Smith delves deeply and humorously into their creation. Ultimately he shows how, by revisiting this history, we can reclaim the independent, locally sustainable roots of American food.
Thirty Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine
Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Seven Prize Essays, on the Culture of the Crop, and on Dressing the Fibre; with Other Essays and Statements, Copious Illustrations, and a Glossary
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
This is the first collection that documents a comprehensive range of material from Marshall's own lifetime. Alfred Marshall is one of the most important figures in the history of economics. Although there are several collections which draw together parts of the vast critical literature that has developed on Marshall in the twentieth century, this extensive set is the first to cover the whole of Marshall's career, and draws on a very wide range of sources, many of which are extremely rare. It includes: * a selection of Marshall's own writings not previously reprinted * press reviews of Marshall's writings, including reviews of both his major and minor books, and review notices of articles and addresses * biographical material from contemporary Who's Whopublications and obituaries
Author: Peter D. Groenewegen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought to eradicate the "bugs" they have learned to hate. Inspired by the still-revolutionary theories of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, James E. McWilliams argues for a more harmonious and rational approach to our relationship with insects, one that does not harm our environment and, consequently, ourselves along the way. Beginning with the early techniques of colonial farmers and ending with the modern use of chemical insecticides, McWilliams deftly shows how America's war on insects mirrors its continual struggle with nature, economic development, technology, and federal regulation. He reveals a very American paradox: the men and women who settled and developed this country sought to control the environment and achieve certain economic goals; yet their methods of agricultural expansion undermined their efforts and linked them even closer to the inexorable realities of the insect world. As told from the perspective of the often flamboyant actors in the battle against insects, American Pests is a fascinating investigation into the attitudes, policies, and practices that continue to influence our behavior toward insects. Asking us to question, if not abandon, our reckless (and sometimes futile) attempts at insect control, McWilliams convincingly argues that insects, like people, have an inherent right to exist and that in our attempt to rid ourselves of insects, we compromise the balance of nature.
The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT
Author: James E. McWilliams
Publisher: Columbia University Press